• Stock:

    1729-DFW

  • Engine Size:

    383 V8

  • Transmission Type:

    3 Speed Automatic

  • Body Color:

    Sunset Orange

  • Interior Color:

    Black

  • Miles:

    97,046 (Unknown)

  • Location:

    Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas

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383 STROKER MOTOR, AUTO, HOTCHKIS SUSP, 4 WHEEL DISCS, LOCKING REAR DIFF, COOL!!

You know that a design is timeless when it looks as fresh and aggressive today as it did when it was new, and that's certainly the case with this pretty 1966 Pontiac Le Mans hardtop. Very tastefully modified, it's still a fast, fun street machine that's as popular today (perhaps more so) than it was in 1966.

If you drive what is arguably the best-looking car of the mid-60s, your intent isn't to keep a low profile, so why not go with splashy two-tone paint? The hardtop body wears the vivid Sunset Orange and silver paint like James Bond wears a tuxedo: it just looks right. For many, the 1966 models got everything just right, from the stacked headlights to the "flying buttress" C-pillars to the restrained use of chrome and trim, and there's simply no way anyone who knows anything about cars won't recognize this Poncho as an apex predator. Finish quality is very good, so you'll have no qualms about letting anyone take a good, long look. Gaps are impressive, the finish is glossy smooth, and the paint itself seems to glow from within, so it looks right on the nearly 50-year-old sheetmetal. Up front, Pontiac's traditional split front grille is framed in bright trim, but a lot of the emblems have been erased and it's nice to see a flat hood and not some fake scoop or a GTO unit instead. From behind you'll get a set of handsome taillights, and the chrome that does remain in place, including the bumpers, is in very good condition overall. This car makes a fantastic visual statement.

Inside, the changes are a little less pronounced, but it all works quite well in the vintage Pontiac cockpit. Stock bucket seats are covered in reproduction seat covers that look almost new, as do the door panels. Take a look in the door jambs and you'll note that the two-tone treatment extends even there, indicative of a very thorough, careful painter at work. The primary instruments are factory-issue and are in original condition, so they might show a little age, and they're augmented by full set of auxiliary gauges neatly installed in the center of the dash and a tachometer down low in a custom center console. That's also where the AM/FM/iPod stereo head unit was installed and it feeds a variety of speakers stashed throughout the interior. Someone started to install an A/C system, but the job isn't finished, but it won't take much to get it up and running without a huge investment. The spacious trunk is finished with black carpets and custom side panels for the subwfoofer and amplifiers at the forward bulkhead.

This is a Pontiac, of course, but the engine is a stout 383 cubic inch Chevy V8 stroker motor, which is certainly no slouch in the performance department. The VIN suggests this was original a six-cylinder car, so the V8 upgrade is very welcome. Augmented with an Edelbrock high-rise intake and carburetor, it still looks racy with its chrome valve covers. A big radiator takes care of cooling, while a new power master cylinder handles the 4-wheel disc brakes. The engine bay is nicely detailed and clean, but not over-done, so it adds to the low-profile look of the car. Underneath there's a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission feeding a 10-bolt rear with a fantastic soundtrack by Flowmaster. The underside is tidy, not detailed for show, but nice enough that you'll never think twice about it, and those gorgeous 17-inch Torque Thrusts look exactly right. Newer 215/45/17 General radials have been fitted as well.

With plenty of horsepower and an awesome look, this vintage Poncho neatly straddles the line between restored and modified and remains 100% fun. Call today!

Features

Build Receipts , Defrost, AM/FM Radio, Cassette Player, iPod Compatible, Air Conditioning, Heat, Vinyl Interior, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Seatbelts-Front, Seatbelts-Rear

Documentation

Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
383 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
TH350
Rear End
Positraction axle

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Sunset Orange
Body Style
Hardtop
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1966
Make
Pontiac
Model
Le Mans
Miles
97,046 (Unknown)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Black
Seating Type
Buckets With Column Shift
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Column
Center Console
No

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